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(June 8, 2000, Gazette)

For more information about the items below, or to request application materials, contact Rosalind Collins at the Office of Research, 737-8251 or e-mail collinsr@morgan.ucs.mun.ca

Postdoctoral fellowships

The Stanford Humanities Centre will award two postdoctoral fellowships to candidates who received or who will receive their PhD between September 1997 and August 2000. The fellowships will be awarded to participate as part of a shared research group at the Stanford Humanities Centre during the 2000-2001 academic year. The objective of the group will be to produce new creative research into three landscapes – an archaeological site in Sicily, an 18th century estate in west Wales, and the San Andreas Fault. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $20,000 plus an allowance of $12,500 for living and moving. The deadline for applications is June 15.

Research grants and fellowships

Aventis Behring Canada has established the Aventis Behring Canada Research and Education Fund in collaboration with Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec. The fund will support research and education about hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and certain plasma protein based therapies such as immunoglobulins, albumins, fibrin-sealants, API, AT3 and the organization of related services. Grants of up to $30,000 are available as are clinical fellowships. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 15.

Regional training centres

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) have allocated funds to establish four Regional Training Centres (RTCs). The objective of these centres is to build consortia among post-secondary institutions, departments, faculty and decision makers to augment current training and to offer applied research training that is interdisciplinary and sensitive to health system decision maker concerns. It is expected that four RTCs, one in each of the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, and western regions will be funded for five years at a level of $400,000 per year. All proposed consortia are required to register with CHSRF by June 22 with letters of intent to be submitted by Sept. 15. Development grants of up to $50,000 will be provided for the preparation of up to eight full applications.

Research on non-profit sector

The School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, in cooperation with the Kahanoff Foundation Non-Profit Sector Research Initiative (NPSRI), is offering grants of up to $20,000 towards research projects focusing on the non-profit and charitable sector in Canada. Priority will be given to projects that investigate questions involving public policy and the non-profit sector. Researchers must have an affiliation with a post-secondary educational institution which is willing to administer the grant. The deadline for submission of applications is June 30.

Collaborative health research

July 1 is the deadline for receipt of applications under the second competition round of NSERC’s Collaborative Health Research Projects initiative. This program provides funding of up to three years duration for specific research projects in any field of natural sciences and engineering which will lead to health benefits to Canadians. Teams of two or more independent investigators may apply. The applicant must be eligible to hold NSERC funds and be proposing research in an area that falls primarily under the mandate of NSERC. Participation by partners outside of the university sector is not required.

Advance material for NSERC

Faculty members who plan to submit applications for research grants or applicants to the university faculty awards program under NSERC’s fall grants competition are required to submit notification of intent to apply (Form 180) to NSERC by Aug. 15. NSERC has forwarded an information package to all known potential applicants. First-time applicants and researchers who have not recently applied to NSERC will not receive this information directly and a copy of Form 180 and accompanying information can be obtained from the Office of Research. This information is also available on NSERC’s Web site: www.nserc.ca/forms/formtable_e.htm . Please note that the Computing and Information Sciences Committee has been restructured into two new CIS Grant Selection Committees.

NSERC major facilities access

The deadline for submission of applications is Oct. 1 and all researchers intending to apply for an MFA grant must submit a notification of intent to apply for a Major Facilities Access Grant (Form 181) to NSERC by August 15. Up-to-date information is available at the Office of Research or NSERC’s Web site: www.nserc.ca/programs/resguide/mfa.htm

International Collaboration

In August 1999, the European Commission launched a call for proposals under the European Unions’ Fifth Framework Program for technological research and development. The call for proposals is part of the horizontal cooperation program known as Confirming the International Role of Community Research (INCOII). The call encourages the organization of activities (seminars, workshops and conferences, networking, etc.) to promote technological research and development within both the European Union and cooperating countries. The call for proposals is available at Web site www.cordis.lu/inco2/calls/199909.htm. Proposals are accepted every four months with the next deadline June 16 and the last one on Oct. 6, 2002.

CHSRF Career Renewal Awards

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have allocated funds to establish eight joint Career Renewal Awards in 2000. These awards are open to established researchers who are currently working in other fields and who wish to re-orient their research toward applied health services (stream 1) or applied nursing research (stream 2). The awards under either stream will provide a one-year salary stipend of $50,000 for the candidate and an allowance of up to $10,000 for a mentor. Candidates are asked to notify the foundation at cra@chsrf.ca of their intent to apply by June 26. Full applications are due on or before Oct. 16.

Clinical Pharmacology fellowships

Merck Sharp and Dohme International Fellowships in Clinical Pharmacology are offered to promote and strengthen the discipline of clinical pharmacology in countries outside of the United States. Four two-year fellowships with an annual stipend of $35,000 are offered on an annual basis and are tenable at recognized training institutions in the United States. Candidates must have an MD degree or equivalent and must be licensed to practice medicine in their home country. The deadline for application is Oct. 23.

Imminent deadlines

July 1
Burroughs Wellcome Fund –
Wellcome research travel grants.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Collaborative Health Research Projects.

July 14
Max Bell Foundation –
health, education and communication proposals.

July 15
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) (US) –
research grant (Application).